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Slimbook reveal the upgraded Slimbook Fedora 2 with 14" and 16" models

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Slimbook and Fedora have teamed up again for a refresh of their Slimbook Fedora laptop with a second edition now available. Coming in two editions for those who prefer things at different sizes across a 16" and 14" screen. Both of which are available in either silver or black. The 14" model is priced 1,399€ EUR with the 16" model priced at 1,799€ EUR.

Every purchase supports the GNOME Foundation too with 3% of the proceeds from each unit sold going to them. The specifications listed below taken from the announcement:

Slimbook Fedora 2, 16” Model

  • Intel® Core™ i7-13700H Processor.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 4060 GPU.
  • Sleek Color Options: Silver and Black (magnesium chassis).
  • 16-inch 16:10, 100% sRGB, 90Hz Display (2560 x 1600 Resolution).
  • Versatile Keyboard Options: ISO and ANSI (Available in almost any language).
  • Up to 64 GB SO-DIMM DDR5 RAM (removable).
  • Up to 8 TB M.2 SSD NVMe Gen 4.0 (removable).
  • Thunderbolt 4 & USB-C 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps.
  • 82 Wh Battery.
  • Lightweight Design: 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs).

Slimbook Fedora 2, 14” Model

  • Intel® Core™ i7-13700H Processor.
  • Sleek Color Options: Silver and Black.
  • 14-inch 16:10, 100% sRGB, 90Hz Display (2880 x 1800 Resolution).
  • Versatile Keyboard Options: ISO and ANSI.
  • Up to 64 GB SO-DIMM DDR5 RAM (removable).
  • Up to 8 TB M.2 SSD NVMe Gen 4.0 (removable).
  • Thunderbolt 4 & USB-C 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps.
  • 99 Wh Battery.
  • Lightweight Design: 1.3 kg (2.8 lbs).

See more on the Slimbook website.

Could this be your next laptop purchase? Sure does look and sound great.

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Finally an option with an ANSI keyboard layout. Though it comes too late for me, as I already got a Framework Laptop 16...
sarmad Apr 23
Quoting: cameronboschFinally an option with an ANSI keyboard layout. Though it comes too late for me, as I already got a Framework Laptop 16...

How is the Framework laptop? Is the build quality good enough? I have a feeling that given it's customizable nature that it won't feel as sturdy as regular laptops.
elgatil Apr 23
I live in Spain and I really really want to like Slimbook laptops. But why, oh why, do they keep shipping laptops without AMD GPUs? I think it is really clear that among the linux crowd AMD is the preferred option by a wide margin.
dvd Apr 23
Hardware these days is so overpriced. Seems like the standard laptop (low quality materials). Cannot even get a white keyboard on the white model, they don't even support all European layouts with it. For such an expensive laptop I would also expect a no OS option. The battery life seems nice on the smaller model (if it can be believed).

I had been given a ~2k € HP for work, it also feels shoddy for the price tag.
emphy Apr 24
Even if I were ever in the market for an ultrabookalike, that white blob would be bothering me to no end. Whoever thought that was a good idea, and how did it live on past the concept stage?


Last edited by emphy on 24 April 2024 at 2:37 am UTC
Phlebiac Apr 24
Higher resolution on the smaller screen? Are they expecting to run it in HiDPI mode? I guess the desktop environments support that fairly well these days...
grigi Apr 24
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Quoting: sarmad
Quoting: cameronboschFinally an option with an ANSI keyboard layout. Though it comes too late for me, as I already got a Framework Laptop 16...

How is the Framework laptop? Is the build quality good enough? I have a feeling that given it's customizable nature that it won't feel as sturdy as regular laptops.

Mine feels sturdy enough. Reviewers were complaining about flex, but it has less flex than my previous notebook (MSI).
What I like is that I already recieved firmware updates through fwupdmgr, and bugs reported to them end up at the right linux/mesa core developers to fix it.
Been a pretty solid experience for me.

Battery life isn't amazing, but I get 8+ hours on battery easily, which is good enough for me.
There is work ongoing re improving that as well. But the modular nature does get in the way there as well.
alexleduc Apr 24
Quoting: elgatilI live in Spain and I really really want to like Slimbook laptops. But why, oh why, do they keep shipping laptops without AMD GPUs? I think it is really clear that among the linux crowd AMD is the preferred option by a wide margin.

They do have models with an AMD GPU, but they are not listed on fedora.slimbook.com

https://slimbook.com/en/kde
pilk Apr 25
I'm aware the issues are going to be resolved very soon, but an NVIDIA card on a Fedora edition laptop, a distro that leaned hard into Wayland, is... questionable.

It'll cease to be an issue very soon, but still. Weird.
Quoting: grigi
Quoting: sarmad
Quoting: cameronboschFinally an option with an ANSI keyboard layout. Though it comes too late for me, as I already got a Framework Laptop 16...

How is the Framework laptop? Is the build quality good enough? I have a feeling that given it's customizable nature that it won't feel as sturdy as regular laptops.

Mine feels sturdy enough. Reviewers were complaining about flex, but it has less flex than my previous notebook (MSI).
What I like is that I already recieved firmware updates through fwupdmgr, and bugs reported to them end up at the right linux/mesa core developers to fix it.
Been a pretty solid experience for me.

Battery life isn't amazing, but I get 8+ hours on battery easily, which is good enough for me.
There is work ongoing re improving that as well. But the modular nature does get in the way there as well.

There has been less flex than many Linux first laptops and even compared to some of my other older laptops. Mine feels much more sturdy than reviewers engineering samples, which definitely don't seem to be representative of my unit.

Fwpud also worked well on my unit. I did the recent BIOS update through the command-line with no issues.

As for battery life, 8 hours of battery life already beats out most similarly powerful Windows laptops, which struggle to hit even 5 hours of battery life.

I do hope there will be more GPU options soon, because 8 GB of vRAM is going to be an issue very soon, especially at higher resolutions or once ray-tracing is usable. In Cyberpunk 2077 with the built-in benchmark at 2560x1600 at high graphical settings and FSR 2.1 set to quality mode for example, I got 64 fps on average with minimum frame rates at 54 fps, so quite impressive. (No FSR 3 support.)
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